Advent's CYC Youth & Family Ministry

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Vacation Bible School Helper Form
"Train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it".

-Proverbs 22:6-


Advent strives to "train up" our children and youth. Our lessons focus on teaching the Gospel message and making each child feel a part of God's family. Developing Faith for a lifetime of love and service to Jesus is our goal. We nurture and provide support in all ways. We strive to make Advent a place where children feel welcome and loved. There are many opportunities for families to be involved and we offer support for parents and children in growing spiritually.


Youth ministry

Youth mission statement: As beloved children of God, we are living to reflect God's grace so others may know and accept God's grace. We are committed to: being Christ-centered, inviting and welcoming, sharing our faith and gifts, and holding each other accountable.

Keeping our focus on Christ and God's abundant grace is at the center of Advent's youth ministry. We offer opportunities for youth to feel welcome through ministries such as Cell Groups, camp-outs, "girls only" slumber parties, snow footbal, S'Mores, worship by campfire, basketball/softball teams, dinner theaters, involvement in worship services, weekend retreats, 30-hour famine participation, scavenger hunts, and more.

Contact Shannon Greely at 763-425-4243 for more information.



Confirmation is offered for youth in grades 6-9 with the Affirmation of Baptism service being held in the fall of 10th grade. Youth in grades 6-8 attend classes on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. All grades meet together for opening worship and a presentation, followed by discussion in small groups. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the opening worship time. 9th grade students choose from a variety of options, such as mission trips, BWCA, camp or cell groups. 9th gradeers also participate in a 6-week mentoring program during Lent. Attending worship and serving both the church and the community are important aspects of Confirmation. An annual retreat for all students is also an important part of this ministry. Involvement and support of parents is also critical to the Confirmation experience.

Contact Shannon Greely (763-425-4243) who leads the Confirmation Ministry.


christian education

Advent Lutheran Church encourages families to worship together!  There is a parent supervised nursery, as well. Children age 3 and under are invited to come to the nursery while parents attend worship. Find us in the Nursery/Good Shepherd Room!


Advent offers church school classes on Sunday morning and on Tuesday evening. Church school is available for children age 3 through 5th grade. The focus is on teaching the Gospel message and making each child feel a part of God's family. Sunday classes are at 10 & 11 AM. Tuesday classes are at 6:30. The curriculum teaches the same lessons that are used in worship. A take-home sheet with ideas for living out the lesson throughout the week is also given to parents.

See Shannon Greely, Director of Children and Family Ministries for more information.


Milestone ministry

Children of Advent are recognized throughout their childhood growing years by Milestone Ministries. At Baptism, families are given a Cradle Packet to encourage faith bilding in their homes. They are recognized a year later when given a Baptism Medallion to honor their Baptism. 3 year olds are invited for a breakfast and orientation to introduce them to the church school program. 4 year olds are invited to share in a breakfast where they learn about prayer and receive a prayer book during Sunday morning services. Kindergarten age children come once again and share a time of fellowship and learning. 5th graders receive instruction of First Communion at a retreat and they help with Maundy Thursday services. In addition, there are several opportunities for retreats throughout Junior High. Children are confirmed in 10th grade.

Contact Shannon Greely at 763-425-4243.


Little Lambs

Children from birth to age two and their families are invited to take part in this ministry.

Contact Shannon Greely at 763-425-4243 for more information.

Preschool Play and Praise

Children ages 3 years old through age 5, are invited to Preschool Play and Praise. This is a program just for them and includes church school, the opportunity to sing in the Joyful Hearts Choir (practice Sunday mornings at 9:00), come to preschool play and praise Wednesdays at 9:30 once a month, participate in the Christmas Program, attend Vacation Bible School in June, and attend 3 and 4 year old milestone events.

K-2 Spirit Crew

Children Kindergarten through 2nd Grade are invited to be a part of K-2 Spirit Crew. This program includes church school, the opportunity to sing in the Joyful Hearts Choir, attend events (usually Sundays at 12:15-2:15), participate in the Christmas Program, attend Vacation Bible School, Camp Wapo in 2nd and 3rd grade, Kindergarten Milestone Prayer Breakfast/Retreat, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Milestone Retreat.

Contact Shannon Greely, 763-425-4243, for more information.

3, 4, 5 Alive!

Children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade are encouraged to be a part of 3, 4, 5, Alive! This program includes church school, the opportunity to sing in the New Spirit Choir, gather for fun once a month on Friday or Saturday, participate in the Christmas Program, attend Vacation Bible School in June, attend Camp Wapo, take part in Milestones. Milestones include: 3rd grade Bible retreat, 4th grade Bible scavenger hunt, and the 5th grade milestone of first communion retreat, and first communion at the Maundy Thursday service. Contact Shannon Greely, 763-425-4243 for more information.


Vacation Bible School

Register for Vacation Bible School - June 19-23

Vacation Bible School Helper Form

Contact Shannon Greely 763-425-4243.



See you next year!

Contact Shannon Greely 763-425-4243.


Summer Bible Camp

The Camp Wapo experience for children from Advent is scheduled for July 23 - July 28.

Contact Shannon Greely at 763-425-4243.

Worship Services

SUNDay 9:30 AM



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